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Study supports cranberry + probiotics combination for anti-UTI benefits

A combination of proanthocyanidins (c-PAC) derived from cranberries with select probiotic strains may reduce the invasiveness of Escherichia coli, and help protect against urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Haram ingredients hidden in food

Muslim consumers may be unintentionally consuming significant quantities of “hidden” haram ingredients in food products thanks to complex supply chains, according to a new report.

China: Can invasive weed become cattle chow?

An invasive plant becomes a sustainable ingredient when used as an alternative in dairy cattle feed, find scientists.

Farmed shrimp can thrive on soy and canola meal blend: Malaysian team

A vegetable-based diet protects shrimp growth and feed utilization, say researchers. 

Artifacts suggest China was brewing beer 1,000 years before Stanford archaelogists once thought

The recent discovery of archaeological artifacts in China suggest that the native Yangshao people may have concocted a beer recipe roughly 5,000 years ago, pushing back the advent of barley...

URC Vietnam investigated for excess lead in soft drinks

Vietnam’s health ministry has blocked the sale of five containers of green tea and energy drinks manufactured by the local unit of a leading Philippines food and beverage firm, claiming...

Review supports safety of green tea extracts

A recent systematic review of clinical trials using green tea extract underscores the ingredient’s overall safety, despite some recent associations with liver damage.

The thrill of the taste: Why do we like spicy food?

Humans are the only species that likes and actively seeks out spicy chili flavours. What explains our love for what is, in reality, a sensation that signals burning pain and, possibly, danger?...

Naturell launches India’s first protein-rich extruded snack

Naturell India has launched a seven-grain protein snack which it claims is a first of its kind in the country.

Food safety concerns raised in market access spat

China’s WH Group's progress has stalled in its home market, despite international successes, due to the country's tough approach to food safety.

Turmeric, matcha & mushroom among specialty teas that are engaging Millennials and driving sales

Sales of tea in the US continue to climb steadily, thanks in part to a big push from interest in specialty tea – especially by millennials, according to the Tea...

Halal leader NoorVitamins launches high potency fish oil to broaden value proposition

The introduction by NoorVitamins of a Halal-certified fish oil is another step in the company’s dominance of the category. But CEO Mohammed Issa says the company’s goals are bigger, to...

This week Down Under

Kiwi bread study gives rise to healthier staple food

Bread design could be substantially improved to better protect heart health, according to new research from New Zealand.

Scientists develop a drinkable, peanut-based dietary supplement for older adults

To benefit older adults who are at a high risk of protein-energy malnutrition, scientists from the University of Georgia developed a peanut-based beverage supplement and compared its nutritional and microbiological...

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Bugs: A strange case of amnesia

Please don’t get me wrong, I am not a fervent entomophagist; I am just passionate about edible insects as a new food industry. 

Seaweed market boosted by NPD surge

Food and drink product launches with seaweed flavours, including kombu, nori, and wakame, grew by 147% in Europe between 2011 and 2015, according to latest figures.

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Taiyo gets non-GMO verification on Sunfiber prebiotic ingredient

Japanese ingredient supplier Taiyo has expanded the certification support for its Sunfiber prebiotic ingredient with a Non-GMO Project verification.

This week Down Under

First gluten-free barley beer ships out of Australia to Germany

A science-based Aussie invention has succeeded in taking the world's first gluten-free barley beer to German supermarkets.

4th & Heart ghee offers ayurvedic addition to kitchen staple

The clarified butter known as ghee is a staple in South Asian households and its diaspora. Raquel Tavares Gunsagar wanted to bring a new twist to the ancient ingredient by...

A “home cooking revolution” is inspiring women to eat at home more & reach for global favors

America is in the middle of a “home cooking revolution” with more people cooking in their kitchens more often than in the recent past as a way to eat healthier...

Palm oil sustainability boosted by certified emulsifiers chain

Palsgaard has said it is now able to offer a broad range of emulsifiers based on segregated certified palm oil, following a sustainability drive.

4 probiotic strains found in kimchi

South Korean researchers have isolated four potentially ‘useful’ probiotic strains in traditional Korean fermented food kimchi. 

This week Down Under

Anti-smoking drugs found to be effective for kicking the sugar habit

In the world’s first study of its kind, researchers at the Queensland University of Technology believe that anti-smoking drugs could be used reverse a global trend towards excess sugar consumption....

Australia exports sheep to China in genetics breeding program

Australia has flown 1,400 specially-reared Suffolk sheep to China as part of a breeding program geared up to stimulate the genetic development of China’s growing livestock.

Elderberry extracts may protect air travelers from colds and flu

Supplementation with a standardized elderberry extract may reduce the duration and symptoms of the common cold for air travelers, report scientists from Griffith University in Australia.

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